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Italian elections explained. Nathalie Tocci, "As EU restarts, Italy risks to be cut off"

Italy's national elections failed to produce a winner with enough support to form a parliamentary majority, leaving few options for any new government. The right-wing coalition won the most combined votes, the anti-establishment Five Star Movement is the first largest single party. The result poses more question than it answers, especially about Italy's future role in the EU: "as the Franco-German engine prepares to relaunch the EU project, the risk for Italy is to be cut off”, says IAI's Director Nathalie Tocci.